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Irish whiskey chocolate cake is the treat you can eat on the go

I have always loved cupcakes. They give you all that cake deliciousness in a smaller package. They become even better when you stuff them into a jar and make them 100 percent on-the-go friendly.

This little on-the-go treat is made with Irish whiskey-spiked cupcakes and topped with a minty whipped topping. Plus I had some cute St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles lying around, so I used them to decorate the top. Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

Irish whiskey chocolate cake in a jar

Irish whiskey chocolate cake in a jar recipe

This chocolate cake is spiked with a little Irish whiskey and is perfect for snacking on the go. Layered in a small Mason jar with mint whipped cream, it’s topped with festive sprinkles too.

Yields 24

Prep time: 10 minutes | Bake time: 20 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Irish whiskey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon mint extract (more or less, based on personal preference) 
  • Green food coloring, a few drops
  • St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and either line a 24-count cupcake pan with paper liners or spray it with nonstick cooking spray, then set it aside.
  2. To a mixing bowl, add the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, Irish whiskey, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix together for 2 minutes, until totally combined and smooth.
  3. Fill each cupcake cavity about 2/3 full with the batter.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, until fully cooked.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool before assembling.
  6. To the container of your thawed whipped topping, add the mint extract and green food coloring.
  7. To assemble, cut 1 cupcake in half, and add the bottom to a 4-ounce Mason jar. Top with whipped topping, sprinkles, the other half of the cupcake and then more whipped topping and sprinkles.
  8. You could also use an 8-ounce Mason jar by just doubling the assembly instructions.

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More St. Patrick’s Day treats

St. Patrick’s Day green pancakes
Irish dessert potatoes
Layered rainbow pudding

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